Spinach contains folate which is a vitamin needed to help prevent spina bifida and neural tube defects. This smoothie sounds delicious and I have yet to make it. I slowly went from #4?s to 1-2?s again as the progesterone ramped up in my body. Iron is a nutrient that many women are low in during pregnancy, and eating spinach can definitely help boost your iron levels. Things got even worse. I called my doctor he said to get some stool softeners i was going to but I have tried what u did and it helped me go. I didn?t think that was possible. ? This formula worked almost immediately! How many mg of magnesium were you taking? We believe that it is super important to feed your kids the nutrients they need to grow and develop. The green color may not be attractive to some, but the taste of the orange juice hides the fact that there is spinach in it. Did you still take magnesium /calcium supplement along with drinking the smoothies ?? The delivery of my son was wonderful (not easy, but wonderful). I?m super interested in this- I?m 5 months pregnant with my 3rd- and virtually not pooping(totally not normal for me). A good source of Vitamins A, C, some B vitamins, Potassium, and dietary fiber. This recipe can be altered to taste and amounts for effectiveness. Required fields are marked *. © 2020 Super Healthy Kids, Inc., all rights reserved. I?ll spare you the details, but there was lots of crying, a mess, and I ended up having my husband administer it. I was taking supplemental magnesium too (in addition to the magnesium and calcium in my prenatal multivitamin), but not enough to loosen my stools. (Side note, if you eat meat, pairing non-heme iron in spinach with heme-iron in red meat has the opposite effect: it boosts your ability to absorb the plant-based iron.) 1 serving of protein of your choice (I rotated between collagen and pea/chia protein) ), also reduced inflammation, is necessary for the healthy production of collagen which is the structural component of bones, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Spinach, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, cucumber and coconut water also bump up the potassium. Thank you for sharing! You may indeed have reduced iron absorption because of the spinach/yogurt pairing. These are nutrients that not only help your baby grow and develop, but also help keep you healthy during your pregnancy. Make sure your thyroid is functioning properly too as that can make bowel function even slower. Avocados, dates, and bananas are the real whole food stars here. After that, my stools slowly became more regular and I was back to normal. The starred ingredients are important since they either have high fiber or mineral content from magnesium or potassium. It’s kept me going for most of the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and I’m hoping postpartum too! I made myself a smoothie loaded with fiber, healthy fats, and?important mineral rich foods since these are known to combat constipation. I also found that a really hot shower on my low back. of pregnancy constipation and chalked it up to hormones. When you are pregnant, your iron needs increase and eating foods high in vitamin C help you absorb more iron. ?As a functional medicine practitioner, this is what we view as ideal. I can feel it in my side. I?m loaded with magnesium and potassium from supps and seeking health?s electrolyte supplement, I eat veggies/ green smoothies 2x-3x a day. This time my diet was dialed in from the beginning and I was taking probiotics, fish oil, and Natural Calm magnesium. Did you make this recipe? I drank it this morning and by the afternoon I went. I hung out in the bathroom for another hour and still nothing. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I thought it was my son but when I went to the doctor about 5 days ago he said I’m extremely backed up and should try miralax. – 1 serving of this fiber blend* Nothing. I sat on the toilet for 30 minutes. Sweet potato and cucumber may sound weird, but they’re actually good in smoothies! Figured it would of worked by now. Your email address will not be published. Benefit. avocado* Ding! ), also reduced inflammation, is necessary for the healthy production of collagen which is the structural component of bones, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. I had a major “a ha” moment. (eating spinach should not replace a vitamin containing folic acid, just gives you a boost) Spinach also contains a good amount of calcium, and iron. My midwives suggested a different magnesium supplement that also had calcium. The starred ingredients are important since they either have high fiber or mineral content from magnesium or potassium. If making a big batch at one time. That is really gonna block iron from chia and greens , I will definitely try it without dairy. Makes 2 servings. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 45 minutes later, my husband was concerned so he came to check on me (to make matters worse we had visitors and they wondered where I?d disappeared to). I’d tried that and ot didn’t work for me. Sounds very delicious, but -yogurt. Fruit: 5 bananas 1 apple 4 oranges 1 lemon (for juice) 2 mangos 1 avocado 4 dates I?m 90% Keto/paleo since I have IR from chronic stress(that is out of my hands- I manage w yoga, running, & meditation)… I?m scared to eat bananas & dates(although I love them) donyou have thoughts or suggestions? Our Perfect Pregnancy Smoothie has important nutrients to not only help your baby’s healthy development, but also to support you as well! Leave a review! Yogurt has probiotics which help support your immune system which is important during pregnancy, as it is a time of suppressed immune function. I’m glad this helped you. My stools were little, tiny rabbit pellets that took forever to come out. I resigned myself to the ?sentence? And, I don?t want you to go through what I went through. Ding! This sounds delicious, is it meant as a meal replacement? Hi Gemma, yes! Pregnancy Constipation Smoothie. However, I have a question – I understood that calcium prevents absorbtion of iron, so does that mean the addition of yoghurt will be preventing all the goodies from the spinach to be absorbed? I vowed if I got pregnant again, I wouldn?t let myself stay constipated. Vitamin A is particularly important for women who are close to giving birth; because it can help the body heal with postpartum tissue repair. As delicious and… This is a nutrient that your baby needs a lot of in-utero. After the birth I figured I was in the clear…. Do you think these would freeze well? Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth. Avocados, dates, and bananas are the real whole food stars here. Nothing. What is a good substitution for bananas? I just made it as lunch bc I had a big breakfast. Yogurt is a good source of calcium. Where can I buy this canning jar with the lid that has a hole for a straw? Each ingredient in this smoothie has important nutrients needed during pregnancy. Thanks so mucg, Hi Cassy, Good luck and have a safe and amazing birth .